Pixar Lays Off Nearly 5% of Staff

Pixar Lays Off Nearly 5% of

Pixar Animation Studios has laid off less than 5% of its staff due to the delay of its upcoming film “The Good Dinosaur,” according to a company spokesperson.

Earlier this year, “The Good Dinosaur” was pushed back from its original release date of May 30, 2014, to Nov. 25, 2015, leaving the award-winning company without a film in 2014.

“At Pixar, we are constantly re-evaluating the creative and business needs of our studio,” a Pixar spokesman said. “With the release date change of ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ we have realigned our production and support priorities, which includes a small reduction in our staffing levels.”

The Emeryville-based animation house, owned by Walt Disney Studios, employees over 1,200 people.

“The Good Dinosaur” parted ways with director Bob Peterson this past summer and has yet to name another director on the project.

LATimes first reported the news.

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  1. E.V. says:

    Time for all big business to pack up and move to Asia. Americans are asking too much in terms of pay according to big business employers

    • Moose442 says:

      Yer Right, E.V. There’s NOTHING Like Good Old-Fashioned Asian SLAVE Labor to ENHANCE the Corporate “Bottom Line.”

  2. Vernette Griffee says:

    Sounds to me like ‘ol Johnny L. is on his way to do to Pixar what he did to Disney, as soon as he got his hands on their FA Division. Johnny couldn’t wait to clean out the Senior REAL Disney Talent and replaced them with “Younger” and “Cheaper” much less talented and un-seasoned artists and then sent the rest of the work out of the country. Too Cheap to invest in any “Original” work instead repeat successful story lines and existing characters to produce Sequel after Sequel ad infinitum, As did Dreamworks, we can only take just so many Shreks, Toy Story WAS a huge success but just because the characters have already been “Designed” and “Rigged” they do get boring after the 3rd. or 4th. “Sequel”. Johnny L. has taken the “Magic” out of Disney so Pixar better watch out, he’s doesn’t waist any time.

  3. Keep getting NOTHING BUT NEGATIVE from “salsapants”. Sooooooo PANTS, this is just for you…

    ZIP IT

  4. This is a trade publication. It’s a story for people working in the industry.

  5. Carolyn Scott says:

    Joss Whedon!

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